High blood pressure can be life-threatening and is ubiquitous in the U.S. affecting 78 million Americans. The American Heart Association estimates that in African-Americans, high blood pressure often develops early in life and that more than 40 percent of non-Hispanic African-American men and women have high blood pressure. Cardiovascular nurse epidemiologist Yvonne Commodore-Mensah explains the causes of hypertension among various populations; new guidelines; and how to get your blood pressure under control. #AWomansJourney #JohnsHopkins
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